Vegas Injury Attorneys Explain Intersection Accidents
Las Vegas intersections are some of the most dangerous places on the road because they are areas where many vehicles and pedestrians converge. When you are at an intersection, you are expected to obey the rules of the road and exercise reasonable caution to avoid hurting yourself or others. Unfortunately, far too many motorists fail to live up to this expectation and they cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries to occur.
If an intersection accident happens, it is imperative that victims understand what their rights are and are proactive in pursuing a claim for monetary compensation.
Victims are entitled to be made whole if someone else was responsible for causing a collision that injured them, and LV Personal Injury Lawyers can help those harmed in a car accident to pursue a claim in court or through negotiating a monetary settlement. We can also provide representation in Las Vegas wrongful death cases to surviving family members of victims who were killed in a Nevada motor vehicle collision.
Common Causes of Intersection Accidents in Nevada?
Intersection accidents can happen for a wide variety of different reasons. Some of the common causes of intersection accidents include:
- Drivers who don’t obey traffic signals
- Drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way
- Drivers who make unsafe turns
- Drivers who sideswipe other vehicles when they fail to stay in their own lane
- Motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians at pedestrian crossings
- Pedestrians or bicyclist who don’t obey the rules of the road
- Motorists who underestimate or overestimate the speed at which other vehicles or pedestrians are traveling
- Distracted drivers
- Intoxicated drivers
- Drowsy drivers
- Poorly designed intersections
- Broken traffic control signals
In many cases, drivers are responsible for motor vehicle accidents occurring at intersections because they engage in unsafe behavior such as entering an intersection when it is another driver’s turn to go.
It will be important to determine if a driver’s actions were the direct cause of the collision occurring so a determination can be made regarding who was responsible for causing the accident to happen.
Who is Responsible for Intersection Accidents?
Careless drivers can be held accountable for causing accidents to occur, so a driver who was negligent or who broke the rules of the road can be held legally liable if he caused an intersection accident to happen. If the driver was working for an employer at the time, such as a truck driver, the employer of the driver could be held legally responsible for losses.
And, if road design or maintenance was the cause of the crash, those in charge of the roads may be held accountable to accident victims for damages.
Determining responsibility for an accident can be difficult, but crash victims should make certain to report the intersection accident to the police so an accident report can be made detailing what officers suspect the cause of the crash to be. If a victim wishes to pursue compensation, the victim will need to prove the defendant failed to fulfill his responsibilities to be a safe driver.
This can be proved by showing the Las Vegas motorist was unreasonably careless compared to the way a reasonable person would’ve behaved at an intersection or by demonstrating that the driver violated a safety rule.
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Zachary D. Clayton, Esq. and his team of qualified attorneys has extensive experience providing representation to victims of motor vehicle accidents and we can help you to prove another driver behaved unsafely at the intersection and hurt you so you can get the compensation that you deserve after the crash.
Compensation for Intersection Accidents
Intersection accidents can cause serious or permanent injuries and victims of accidents need to ensure they get the full and fair compensation the law says they deserve for their injuries. This includes compensation for economic loss and for non-financial loss. Victims should be paid monetary damages for pain and suffering, emotional damage, loss of wages, any decline in earning power due to the intersection accident, and medical expenditures up to the time of the accident as well as expected future medical care costs.
When intersection accidents are fatal, surviving family members of victims hurt in accidents should be entitled to receive wrongful death damages. This compensation can include monetary damages for lost companionship as well as loss of the deceased’s income.
Those who wish to pursue a claim for crash compensation can do so through a personal injury lawsuit decided in court or can negotiate a settlement out of court. Typically, it is the insurer of the driver involved in the intersection accident who victims will need to negotiate with. Insurers want to pay as little as possible in compensation to crash victims and may try to make a lowball settlement offer.
Victims should take steps to ensure that they receive a fair settlement offer before agreeing to settle their claim as they can’t change their mind after signing a waiver of liability.
Getting Help From Vegas Intersection Accident Attorneys
Our car accident attorneys at LV Personal Injury Lawyers will work closely with you to identify the cause of your intersection accident and to hold appropriate parties responsible for the damages and losses that they caused you to endure.
We have successfully represented many injured victims in legal proceedings in court as well as in negotiating settlements and we will work very hard to get you the money you deserve to compensate you appropriately for the loss of a loved one or for the damage to your own life that accident injuries caused.
Just give us a call today to find out how we can help you.